The need for IP interconnectivity between serial devices is growing rapidly and much of the growth is expanding based on the needs for ubiquity of IP connections throughout LAN/WAN infrastructure build-out in critical automation markets.
Previous success of serial devices has been very strong over the last thirty years and has been generally limited to "closed-systems" that communicated to-and-from automation and control devices.
PCNs Critical Ethernet Networking & Extension Solutions are open standard networking systems that accelerate the migration of Ethernet convergence with the best of both communication and networking worlds. IP inter-connectivity with Serial devices is the tool to "do something very real' in critical automation and control environments where ultimate reliability, robustness and security is required for both Serial & IP communications.
Using the same operational wire; PCN systems provide extremely reliable and secure jitter-free low-latency frame cohesion" ensuring maximum reliability and security for both networks. No other solution worldwide provides the ubiquity of serial communication; along with IP multi-drop Ethernet solutions at the same time.
PCN's 10/100 Ethernet Routers, Switches and Extender products provide a single network connection that allows products to utilize the existing two-wire or four-wire serial connection to provide low-latency serial communication while enabling & transporting IP throughout an entire multi-drop Closed-System.